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Rwandans join Gordonstoun ranks
Clement Uwayo and Faith Keza
The two pupils said they have been settling in well
Two students from Rwanda have joined Gordonstoun boarding school in Moray thanks to a new scholarship scheme.

Clement Uwayo, 19, and Faith Keza, 15, emerged from 20,000 applicants for full sixth form scholarships.

Gordonstoun boasts members of Royal families from around the world - including Prince Charles - among its former pupils.

The scholarship scheme was launched by the Hunter Foundation. Both pupils hope to aid their country's development.

These two very able young people have already demonstrated they have the strength of character not to let the dreadful events of Rwanda's recent past blight their futures
Mark Pyper
Gordonstoun headmaster

They sat the school's entrance examination and were interviewed in Rwanda.

Clement said: "I was nervous about coming to Gordonstoun, but am really enjoying it.

"I was told that famous people and Royals have been here. It was very exciting to get this opportunity. It is difficult to be away from my family, but we keep in touch often."

Faith said: "Everyone here is willing to help and I have made friends already. People's backgrounds do not make a difference and everyone is here to do the same thing."

Fits ethos

Gordonstoun headmaster Mark Pyper said: "We are delighted that, in partnership with the Hunter Foundation, we have been able to welcome Faith and Clement to Gordonstoun.

"These two very able young people have already demonstrated they have the strength of character not to let the dreadful events of Rwanda's recent past blight their futures.

"Their determination to put their own talents to use to help build a better future for their country is admirable and entirely in keeping with both the ethos of Gordonstoun and the work of the Hunter Foundation."

The Hunter Foundation was set up by Scots businessman Sir Tom Hunter.

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